According to the Cartersville police incident report, the off duty deputy was eating at El Nopal on Old Mill Road when a man, later identified as Joel Poulicek, walked into the restaurant with another man. Poulicek was seen wearing a shirt with the word “police” written across the front and he reportedly had a holster on his leg. The other man was wearing a black polo shirt. According to the report the two men left and then returned to the restaurant approximately 25 minutes later.
The deputy spoke with the two men, and Poulicek said he was responding to a call in Kennesaw. When asked who he worked for and where his firearm was, Poulicek said that he worked or volunteered part time in Floyd County.
The deputy then called Floyd County 911 and spoke with a supervisor. According to the report, the supervisor denied knowing anything about Poulicek and said he did not work there.
A Cartersville officer then arrived on scene and spoke with Poulicek, who said he had finished playing airsoft guns with his friends. Poulicek said he and his friend were getting something to eat at the restaurant. The other man had the word “enforcement” written on the front and back of his shirt and also had a holster. The man said he used the shirt and holster when he played airsoft with his friends.
Poulicek was arrested and charged with impersonating an officer, according to the report, as he said he worked for the Floyd County Police Department. The other man was released at the scene as he did not say he worked as law enforcement.
Father and son fight with two-by-two and brick
When a father allegedly assaulted his son with a two-by-two, it started a fight that involved a brick and knocked a grandmother to the ground.
The victim said he came home and heard what he believed to be his father, Jamie Mullinax, beating on something, according to the BCSO incident report. The victim reportedly walked outside and asked his father what he was hitting. Mullinax allegedly picked up a wood two-by-two and went after the victim. The victim said he picked up a brick in order to defend himself and Mullinax struck him with the board. The victim said they were fighting and his brother separated them.
The brother confirmed the victim’s story, adding that he and his grandmother attempted to separate Mullinax and the victim. While they attempted to break up the fight, the grandmother was knocked down.
Mullinax said he had been arguing with the victim, saying the victim came out of the house and pushed him, which caused him to pick up the two-by-two in order to defend himself. After the victim picked up the brick, he said, they began to fight.
Mullinax was arrested and charged with aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act. He was transported to the Bartow County Jail without incident.